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Last edited 13 Aug 2017
The Building Regulations define thermal elements as:
|...a wall, floor or roof (but does not include windows, doors, roof windows or roof-lights) which separates a thermally conditioned part of the building (“the conditioned space”) from—
(a) the external environment (including the ground); or
(iii) where this paragraph applies, conditioned to a different temperature,
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